The Pennsylvania Supreme Court throws out lifetime registration for juvenile sexual offenders.
In a 5-1 ruling on Monday, December 29, the court said the law is unconstitutional because it does not provide offenders the ability to challenge the assumption that they likely will re-offend.
This is a good precedent. Every public-shaming website, including the one in Nebraska, rests on the erroneous assumption that Registered Citizens likely will re-offend. That incorrect assumption, refuted by scientific research, actually is codified in Nebraska law.
If it’s proven that something in your law is factually incorrect, do you do anything about it?
While you ponder that, here’s a story on the ruling.